July 29, 2011

Nadeen Boman and I talk diet, exercise and Controlex!

I don't believe it's a coincidence that the first 3 letters of diet spell "die" - is there anything worse than depriving yourself of things you enjoy eating? This of course is why we so often hear that diets just don't work - most people aren't capable of sticking to a regime that sucks all the joy out of life and replaces chocolate with carrots!

I recently had the chance to have a chat with Nadeen Boman of Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides - fame.  From the shows, you might think that she is also of the opinion that weight loss = never eating anything delicious(ly bad) again, and to be fair if you are trying to loss a bunch of weight in a short amount of time you will have to forgo the empty calories. I was interested in Nadeen's take on people looking to lose weight over longer period of time and what tips and tricks she could offer to make it as painless as possible.

Her suggestion is to take it easy - make 1 or 2 healthy lifestyle changes a week and don't expect it to be easy for them to stick - it takes 21 days to form a habit! And of course we already know what you need to do to lose weight but she was kind enough to refresh us:
1) Cut down on your food intake and make healthy choices;
2) Exercise - find something you enjoy doing and you will be more likely to stick with it;
3) Drink lots of water - thirst is often mistaken for hunger and water will flush toxins out of your body;
4) Get enough sleep - you need at least 6-8 hours a night

Nadeen is also promoting Controlex a new, Health Canada approved natural weight loss product that is comprised of three main ingredients:
- Glucomannan (Konjac Root) is a soluble fibre that has a strong absorption capacity;
- Yerba Maté, also known as “Paraguay Tea”, is rich in vitamins and minerals including calcium, iron, phosphor, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2;
- Pepsin, a biocatalyst that accelerates the process that breaks down food we eat so it can be absorbed by our bodies.
It's very easy to use - just take one capsule 15 minutes before eating breakfast, lunch and dinner along with a big glass of water - basically it helps fill you up so you don't have to eat as much to feel full, delivers lots of important vitamins and minerals and helps break down the food you do eat aiding in your digestion.

One of the worst things you can do when you are trying to lose weight is skip meals (sounds strange but it's true), so taking Controlex which is an appetite moderator, not a suppressant will also remind you to eat!

A 30 day supply of Controlex (90 capsules) will run you $34.99 and you can find it at Walmart.

I would love to hear if anyone has tried it and what you thought and  if anyone has any great eating or exercise tips, those are great too!

- Lisamarie -

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